In the Modernity Ward
Living in Sin* with Bishop Spong
by James L. Sauer
*from the title of Episcopal Bishop John Shelby Spong’s recent book: Living in Sin? A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1988)
The worst thing about the modern world is the prostitution of the eternal to the wanton desires of modernity. It is one thing for a materialist to advocate hedonism; it is all the more condemnatory for a clergyman to hold the cloak, and underpants, of the fashionable sinner.
Bishop Spong, Episcopal Bishop of Newark, New Jersey and a thoroughly modern false teacher, has taken up the difficult task of writing an apology for licentiousness. The difficulty is to give selfishness, usually sexual selfishness, the proper clothing. Sin . . .